Music that moves you to tears

in General Discussion edited January 2014
I stole this topic but I think it will be handy for scoping out some great music.

What songs have brought you to tears and created other strong emotional impact.

[quote]For me<hr></blockquote>

Tears- These Three Words- Stevie Wonder(how many times do you tell your family, friends etc that you love them? Very moving)

Fear- For You- Staind (scares the beejeezus outta me because I fear not connecting with my child to the point that is displayed in this song....parents worst nightmare)

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  • Reply 1 of 44
    willoughbywilloughby Posts: 1,457member
    Cat Stevens - The Wind
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    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    Bob Dylan - "With God On Our Side"
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    timotimo Posts: 353member
    The Flaming Lips ? "Feelin' Yourself Disintegrate"
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    btoberbtober Posts: 69member
    Candle in the Wind - Princess Diana

    Probably the only song that has ever done so...
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    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    The best sad piece I can think of is Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber. They played it at Kennedy's and Roosevelt's funerals. And I just get all choked up when I think of dead Democrats.

    That, and anything by Britney Spears. Makes me weep like a baby.
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    finboyfinboy Posts: 383member
    On the downside -- Rap.

    Not mix, though. Some mix is cool. Just leave the vocals out.

    Night on Bald Mountain, Mussorsky (?)

    Mars, the Bringer of War, from Holst' Planets.

    The New Hebrides Overture (cartoon music), by I can't remember.
  • Reply 7 of 44
    stroszekstroszek Posts: 801member
    [quote]Originally posted by tonton:

    <strong>When I'm feeling rejected, I'll sometimes listen to "Last Night I Dreamt" by the Smiths.

    Great Intro.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    The whole song is great, not just the intro.

    Death of a Disco Dancer by the Smiths does it for me though.

  • Reply 7 of 44
    Barber's 'Adagio for Strings'

    parts of Ravel's 'Daphnis and Chloe'

    Charles Ives 'The Unanswered Question'

    and parts of his 2nd Symphony, specially the first movement. And the last chord of this pieces always reduces me to tears (of laughter!)

    Allegri: "Miserere"

    Many of Debussy's solo piano pieces

    Parts of Elgar's Enigma Variations

    lots more, can't think right now
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    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    the star spangled banner
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    wrong robotwrong robot Posts: 3,907member
    Although I have a very strong love and passion for music, very few songs I've heard actually bring me to tears, or any really strong emotion that can be summed up in one word.

    but a few that have come close are

    How to disappear completly -radiohead

    the color of fire - Boards of canada(not because its sad though...but because its amazingly beautiful)
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    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    The theme from "Green Acres".
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    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,268member
    Oh yeah I forgot that one song that was played during Desert Storm "I'm proud to be an American" as a Gulf Vet I got a soft spot for that one.
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    Pyramid Song- Radiohead
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    idogcowidogcow Posts: 111member
    No song (or movie for that matter) has ever lead me to tears...but hearing 'The Star Spangled Banner' shortly after Sept 11 came close
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    Goodbye by Steve Earle

    sung by Emmylou Harris on the album "Wrecking Ball"Â* (1995)

    - T.I.
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    timotimo Posts: 353member
    [quote]Originally posted by The Installer:

    sung by Emmylou Harris on the album "Wrecking Ball"Â* (1995)


    Good choice.
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    good on you too timo...

    Levi Stubbs' Tears- Billy Bragg
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    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    OHMIGOD, I thought I was the only person who liked "Goodbye"! I haven't heard Emmylou's version, but Steve Earle's version on "Train A-Comin'" is so beautitul.

    It's only two verses (and they're short ones), but it's something I could imagine saying to someone.

    It's those simple things sometimes that get you...

    Earle does it with a couple of acoustic guitars, mandolin, stand-up bass and harmonica.

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    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Ta-da (God bless the Internet...):


    (Steve Earle)Â*Â* [1995]

    I remember holdin on to you

    All them long and lonely nights I put you through

    Somewhere in there I'm sure I made you cry

    But I can't remember if we said goodbye


    But I recall all of them nights down in Mexico

    One place I may never go in my life again

    Was I just off somewhere just too high

    But I can't remember if we said goodbye

    I only miss you here every now and then

    Like the soft breeze blowin; up from the Caribbean

    Most Novembers I break down and cry

    But I can't remember if we said goodbye


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    wrong robotwrong robot Posts: 3,907member
    I just remembered a song that actually brought me to tears

    SPACE LION from Cowboy bebop OST

    mainly because I associate this song with the inevitable break up of the crew....and though I have never seen the last episode, I don't want it to ever happen.
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